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Registration and the "loyalty questionnaire"

Affidavit

This affidavit belongs to Tsugitada Kanamori. It states that in 1945 he was repatriated to Japan in 1945 and that he did not swear allegience to the United States of America. According to the affidavit, Kanamori did so in order to keep his family together and to remain in camp. …
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Attached answers to affidavit questions

This item contains the more in-depth answers to questions on the affidavit that Tsugitada Kanamori submitted. In these extended answers to questions about Kanamori's repatriation to Japan and his refusal to pledge allegiance to the United States, he discusses his fear of violence and desire to keep his family together …
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Constitutional principles involved in the relocation program

This document is the statement by the Director of the War Relocation Authority regarding the constitutional principles involved in "the relocation program" as the program raises important questions of constitutionality. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-19_02
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Farewell to Little Tokyo

This document describes the sentiment of the American people towards the Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor. It also describes the "military-forced effect of the evacuation and detention behind the barbed wire of relocation camps" on the Japanese American people. See this object in the California State Universities …
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Enemies in Name Only

An editorial from "The new republic," vol. 107, no. 13, number 1452 (September 28, 1942), describes the classification and registration of aliens of enemy nationality residing within the United States. It goes on to discuss the question that what proportion of these people are 'enemies' and what proportion are 'loyal' …
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Japanese in Our Midst

This is an article from the magazine "The Atlantic Monthly," April 1943 which provides a detailed description about the large number of Japanese American people settled in "permanent relocation centers" on the West Coast. It also talks about the distinction between citizen and non-citizen among "the Japanese evacuees." See this …
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Japanese in Hawaii

An article from "The new republic," vol. 107, no. 11, number 1450 (September 14, 1942), by Blake Clark describes the feeling in mainland United States, that the Japanese in Hawaii cannot be trusted as a result of the many rumors that came out after the attack on Pearl Harbor. See …
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Citizens of Subjects? An Editorial

An article probably from the periodical, "The Christian century." It talks about the staggering blows received by American Democracy during the early months of the war. It describes how actions taken under the guise of military necessity have deprived many citizens of their constitutionally guaranteed equality before the law. See …
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Reports on Tule Lake transfers

Information about 14 different incarceree transfers to Tule Lake Incarceration Camp. Reasons for transfer primarily due to loyalty questionnaire. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0048
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Letter from Tommy Tomilson, Chief of Internal Security at Granada Camp to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief of Internal Security at Tule Lake Camp, May 19, 1944

Information about Motokazu Okada, an incarceree transfer to Tule Lake camp from Granada Camp. Transferred for persistent gambling and drinking. Also includes personal correspondence. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0047
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